Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center hematologic oncologist Omar Abdel-Wahab

Omar Abdel-Wahab, MD

Hematologic Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Leukemia; Myeloid Malignancies (myloproliferative neoplasms, myelodysplasia, acute myeloid leukemia)

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About Me


MD, Duke University


Internal Medicine - Massachusetts General Hospital


Hematology/Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

I am a hematologist/oncologist who specializes in the research and treatment of patients with a variety of myeloid malignancies, which include myeloproliferative neoplasms, myelodysplastic syndromes, and acute myeloid leukemia. 

I currently spend the majority of my time in the laboratory investigating the underlying causes of these disorders by studying the genes of patient samples as well as in vitro and in vivo models. As a member of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, I have helped to identify and characterize several new genetic abnormalities in the diseases mentioned above. In addition to increasing our understanding of the causes of these disorders, these discoveries have promise in helping to discover targeted therapies.

Awards and Honors

  • Seldin-Smith Award for Pioneering Research, American Society of Clinical Investigation (2017)
  • Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research (2016)
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Clinical Scholar Award (2015)
  • Joanne Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement, American Society of Hematology (2015)


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Research and Publications

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Publications on PubMed

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